Two years ago The Silent Ballet magazine and the Lost Children Net Label joined forces with the goal of providing a quarterly compilation that operated outside the boundaries of genre stereotypes, consistently promoted new and emerging artists, and released exclusive tracks into the public. Nine compilations later, we’d like to think that this venture has been a success; over one hundred artists have graciously lent a track to a compilation, the series has been downloaded over 70,000 times, and we’ve received great feedback from readers and musicians alike about discovering a new favorite band thanks to the series.
The future looks just as bright as ever. We’re currently planning the tenth volume of the series and we do hear the demands to make these compilations available in physical form. While on one hand we do enjoy the fact that the series is 100% free and does no harm to the environment, we are currently exploring a few projects that may result in a physical CD being created at some point in the future. If there’s one thing you can count on us for, it’s being spontaneous.
As always, a big thanks goes out to all the artists and labels who made this project possible. Relevant links can be found below where your support for their music can be demonstrated. Until next time...
Justin Hoellrich is an educated designer and self-taught photographer that hails from southern New Hampshire. He took a one year certificate program (”fake college” as he likes to call it) in graphic design. About two years ago he got into photography as a hobby. Soon realizing this was his calling, the past 2 years have steadily begun shaping his hobby into a passion driven career. At 24 years of age, he wants nothing more than to spend time with family, friends and take cool pictures. You can see more of his work at www.digitalicecream.com. He refused to allow this to be released without the following quote from the man who coined the proud motto of his beloved home state; "Live free or die. Death is not the worst of evils." General John Stark - July 31, 1809.